CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Rion Brown scored 17 points to lead Miami to a 71-48 win over Loyola on Monday night.
The Hurricanes never trailed and increased a 23-point lead at halftime to 60-30 on Brown's third 3-pointer with 9:26 remaining in the second half. Brown shot 4 of 6 from behind the arc and had nine rebounds.
Donnavan Kirk scored 12 points and James Kelly finished with 11 points for Miami (8-5). Tonye Jekiri was Miami's fourth double-figure scorer with 10 points.
Miami held Loyola's Dylon Cormier, the nation's fourth leading scorer to 11 points. Cormier entered Monday's game averaging 24.1 points-per-game. Eric Laster scored 13 points to lead the Greyhounds (5-6).
Two runs propelled the Hurricanes to 13-point leads in the first half. After Loyola reduced Miami's first 13-point advantage to a three-point lead, the Hurricanes countered with eight straight points. Miami led 43-20 at intermission.
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